By Bob Curley
Aruba has always been one of the safest and friendliest destinations in the Caribbean, a reputation that’s especially valued given the realities of travel in 2020. COVID-19 cases on the island have remained low (currently about a dozen), and while there have been a handful of coronavirus cases among tourists, Aruba has remained open to international visitors (including Americans) since early July.
And there’s more good news: most of the dozen-plus resorts now open in Aruba are located directly on one of the island’s beautiful beaches, cooled by constant trade winds. (Note that some casinos and other facilities may be closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Find everything you need to know about Aruba’s travel requirements here).
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino: This large resort complex on Palm Beach has something for everyone, including the adults-only Tradewinds Club, a 24-hour casino, family and adult pools, a Mandara Spa, and a la carte dining options that include a Ruth’s Chris Steak House.